How To Host a Virtual Holiday Party

How To Host a Virtual Holiday Party

With COVID-19 making the traditional holiday party impossible, here are 5 simple ideas that will help you have a fantastic virtual event. Don't let working remotely spoil your holiday fun. Wrap up the year on a high-note with an awesome virtual celebration!

PRE-PARTY

1. Branding 101 – to prevent this from feeling like yet another Zoom meeting, have a great title for the event and send a formal email invitation to set a special tone right up front.

2. Special Delivery – send each team member a box containing the following holiday party supplies. Note in the email invite that they should expect to receive this, and NOT to open it until the party begins.

THE PARTY

1. Icebreaker – Guess the Christmas Song!

2. Game #1 A to Z Scavenger Hunt

Using Zoom breakouts, divide your large team into small groups of 4-5 people

The Challenge:

The Results:

3. Game #2 – Trivia Challenge

4. Team Connection - Depending on the size of your team, personal connection can be difficult. To overcome this challenge, use Zoom breakouts to divide your team into small groups of 3 or 4 people and chat about any of the following questions (or some questions of your own):

5. Closing – Before you wrap up, take time for everyone to open their gift and comment on why you selected this gift. Follow this up with some words of encouragement, and a toast to your team. Be sure to have your Zoom view in “gallery” mode and do a screen capture of everyone raising a glass.

POST-PARTY

1. Follow Up – The day after your event, send out an email thanking everyone for attending. Be sure to include the photo of the team raising a glass.

PS - Reach out to us anytime to explore how one of our 1-hour virtual teambuilding programs can take your holiday party to the next level!

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